Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bradley eyes more majors

Keegan Bradley’s win in US PGA Championship was America’s only major winner of 2011 and was their first success since Phil Michelson won the green jacket in the US Masters in April 2010.

Bradley joined an exclusive club of three golfers to win a major on their debut alongside Ben Curtis and Francis Ouimet when he won the tournament at the Highlands Course in Georgia in his very first appearance.

The two wins on the PGA tour in 2011 was enough to secure Bradley the Rookie of the Year award. The 25-year old also had plenty of support for the top prize of Player of the Year, until Luke Donald made that trophy a one horse race when he secured top spot on the money lists on both the European and PGA tours for the first time in history. Those following the best online Masters golf betting should remember this.

Bradley’s success in the PGA Championship came after a dramatic final day at the Atlanta Athletic Club where his chances of winning the tournament looked to have ended when he triple-bogyed the 15th to fall five shots behind the leader Jason Dufner. However, the man from Vermont responded with consecutive birdies and took advantage of a slip from Dufner to force a three-hole play-off, with Bradley picking up the prize with a birdie and two pars.

The win for was enough to propel the American from 102 to 29 in the world rankings and also secure him a spot in the PGA Grand Slam where he defeated the three other major winners in 2011 Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIIroy and Darren Clarke in the four-man tournament in Bermuda.

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